Shovel Knight Has Been Slightly Delayed

Yacht Club Games has confirmed via its Kickstarter page that Shovel Knight has been delayed slightly and will be missing its initial release date of March 31st. The developer says that there’s nothing to worry about as the release has only slipped by a few weeks. Yacht Club says the game has been pushed back to make sure it’s a world-class experience, and that they can release on all platforms simultaneously.

Hello Shovelers and Shovelettes! There are only a couple weeks until Shovel Knight’s release date of March 31. The crew at the Yacht Club is tired; we’ve been working literally every day, and every waking hour, to make the game great. But! We’re just not quite there yet.

So, we hemmed and hawed, and made a Super Important Executive Decision. This update is to let everyone know that Shovel Knight will be missing March 31 by a few weeks to make sure it’s a world class experience, and can release on all platforms simultaneously. This isn’t a major delay, or a long one; it’s simply a stretch of time to get everything polished and aligned. While major development is quickly drawing to a close, there are still some external factors, like submission preparation, which need a little bit more breathing room before the game goes live.

We don’t want to announce another release date until it’s 100% locked in with both Nintendo and Steam, so please sit tight… we’ll announce a new, final release date very soon.  But the game is like… so done! Here’s what we’re working on in our feverish final hours:

  • Dialogue and scripted events are being finalized
  • Finishing touches put on level design for the final levels
  • Overall game balancing
  • Platform specific standards so everything runs smoothly on your system of choice!
  • Testing, testing, testing… on all platforms!




  1. I salute Yaht games. They realize that the game won’t be done in time. So they announce very clearly on twitter that it’s delayed and why. This delay will make the game that much better.

  2. They are probably delaying because they realize that the Wii U has too many games out right now. They don’t want their game getting lost in the shuffle.

  3. the wii u has over 120+ indie games coming out now.

    well, about 100-110 now I think. soooo NO PROBLEM.

  4. Aw damn that sucks, well I can’t complain about getting a better quality product rather than a rushed one. Was looking forward to it though, this and Treasurenauts.

  5. So April than that’s ok I am sure when it gets released the game is going to be awesome

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